New Quiz: How Will You Get to the Top?

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What makes you a success? Take my latest quiz to find your quickest way to the top.

Have you thought about what makes you successful in life? And also maybe what factors for success that are not so strong for you? I have spent a lot of time thinking about both these things. Like many of you, I have my strengths and weaknesses – and they are pretty obvious. I may do okay when it comes to creativity in work and thinking up ideas… but working with others is not my strong suit. I would not do well with office politics, and I’m probably not assertive enough for most corporate environments. Some people I know, on the other hand, are socially savvy. They may not be the most creative or hard working, but they make themselves indispensable with people skills.

I love the idea of figuring out the strengths that each of us have in life. I buy a lot into popular positive psychology and its idea of finding your own strengths to emphasize. Some of us may never be good at small talk or math or design – and that’s fine. Use what you’ve got, and you’ll get far. My latest quiz, How Will You Get to the Top?, is inspired by this idea. Let me know what you get, and what your strengths are.

Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):

  1. What do you get on How Will You Get to the Top? Is it true for you?
  2. What do you think is your strength in life? (This could be a career strength, a school strength, or any other sort of strength that makes you more effective.)
  3. What’s a strength that others have that you feel like you lack? Or that you’re at least not above average for? How do you compensate with other strengths?
  4. Take What Should You Work With? What do you think of your result?

 

What do you think?

10 thoughts on “New Quiz: How Will You Get to the Top?

  1. Alyssa

    You Will Get to the Top With Hard Work

    You believe that little can’t be solved in life by working hard and applying yourself.
    You’re willing to just pick a task and throw yourself at it. You don’t over think things.

    You don’t believe in shortcuts in life. Eventually cutting corners catches up with people.
    You rather do things the right way the first time. There’s only so many do-overs that people get.

    You aren’t a workaholic, but when you’re at work, you prefer to be busy. You like to be productive.
    Your amazing work ethic doesn’t go unnoticed either. But you work so hard that maybe you should really work for yourself!

    I would say learning a little bit of everything! And having a lot of other experience in different countries and being a little bilingual helps. And patience and creativity. Being well-rounded really helps and is just the key!

    I really can’t think straight when something tragic or bad happens, I start crying and going crazy! Not pretty! And I can’t be “stable”, like I am just about everywhere, I can’t decide what I want, and am really prone to overworking myself. I really need a person who will just listen and slap some sense into me while supporting me.

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    1. kari Post author

      I agree so much with what you have to say about well-roundedness. It’s so hard for me to be a specialist of any sort, so I try to use an expansive and adventurous life to my advantage instead 😉 At least, that’s what I tell myself when I rather read or go on a little trip instead of work.

      Haha! I had to laugh a little in recognition to your description of feeling overworked and not quite knowing what you want. I think so many of us (including me) deal with that!

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  2. Melissa Russell

    1. Hard Work. You believe that little can’t be solved in life by working hard and applying yourself. You don’t believe in shortcuts in life. Eventually cutting corners catches up with people. You rather do things the right way the first time. You like to be productive.
    (Perhaps because expecting a lot of myself while working is the reason I find it difficult to commit to a job in the first place. Other than wife and mother.)
    2. Perserverance. (Once its decided that I need to do it…)
    3. Motivation. (Deciding that I definitely need to do it.)
    4. Should Work with Art. You have to do things your own way. If you’re given room to be yourself, you come up with amazing things.
    (I definitely think I should but because I’m ametuer and sporadic I definitely need school or more experience.)

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    1. kari Post author

      I definitely think art is all about practice! I’d like to be more artistic as well, but like you, I am way too amateur and sporadic. I’ve been inspired by people who do one small arty thing a day, but I need to find the time / motivation 🙂

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  3. Heather Moritz

    1. You Will Get to the Top With People Skills. I like to think I can be depended on!
    2. Hmm..since we’re talking about work, I try to work hard, do a good job, and do most anything they tell me to do. I like being reliable haha
    3. Just..how they can talk to others easily and always have something to say. In big groups I just sit there like “uhhh..” Maybe with niceness? lol
    4. You Should Work With People. I don’t really like working in a team, but people are very interesting

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    1. kari Post author

      I totally know what you mean about that “uhhhh” feeling in big groups! I think it’s tough for many of us. I like dependable people 🙂

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  4. kari Post author

    What do you get on How Will You Get to the Top? Is it true for you?

    Ingenuity – haha, I hope it’s true!

    What do you think is your strength in life? (This could be a career strength, a school strength, or any other sort of strength that makes you more effective.)

    I think my strength is seeing things differently than most people. I just seem to have a different take on everything.

    What’s a strength that others have that you feel like you lack? Or that you’re at least not above average for? How do you compensate with other strengths?

    Grit. It’s hard to me to buckle down and work diligently on something. I’m more of a dabbler.

    Take What Should You Work With? What do you think of your result?

    Things. I absolutely to like work with my hands 🙂

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  5. Josh

    1. Creativity with a lot of knowledge
    2. Not caring much what is common/normal and doing what I want and liking what I like without shame (with acceptable/moral boundaries)
    3. Effort and passion
    4. You Should Work with Art

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    1. kari Post author

      I like all of this, and I agree for myself, effort is something I tend to lack. And I totally knew what you meant with creativity!

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